Published on Monday, March 02, 2020
Soldier…Athlete…Farmer. In 2 Timothy, Paul is writing to encourage Timothy to keep the faith as he ministered. Timothy was young and the challenges, temptations, and struggles facing the young church and young leader were incredible. How amazing is it that Paul, so many years ago, would choose to use a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer to teach and encourage Timothy.
Soldier: Remember Who it is we serve. Stay focused and do not let the ways of the world entangle us.
Athlete: Maintain an unquestioning obedience to the rules — the word of God — so that you not only run the race, but finish the race and give no reason to be disqualified.
Farmer: The one who labors to bring forth the crops has a prior right to participate in them. Labor and toil for Jesus does not go unnoticed and unrewarded. Be not discouraged. Continue to prepare, plant, and harvest for the glory of God.
Timeless truths. Timeless illustrations. Powerful for Timothy and so real for us today!
Author: Mark Knapp, Beck's Chaplain
Categories: CropTalk, 2020
Tags: CropTalk, The Sower